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My name is Andrew and I run
I'm interested in and , particularly consoles, computers, 8-bits, and Tandy-Radioshack computers.

I try to learn electronics and programming in my free time, but those projects move very slowly.


it's incredible how it took years for a reported bug where emojis crashed dwm in Arch, for anyone to figure out a guaranteed workaround that wasn't just "I don't believe that this bug exists, use a different font package, I assume that will fix it even though you say that it doesn't"

I am currently headed back to VA. I am trying to adapt existing ideas in to additional funding for obtaining a coffee shop.

you might see me making strange requests in the coming weeks, and some of it will seem ridiculous.

I think, though, that there is a plan behind it all. :-)

> ZombieLoad Attacks May Affect All Intel CPUs Since 2011: What to Do Now

Haha joke's on you, my computer is too old to be a zombie

Crowdfunding has come up a couple of times, often with the suggestion that we go to some kinda of co-op model.

I would love to consider this further! I dunno what a coffee shop co-op would look like or how it would function.

I dunno what kind of backer rewards I would offer if I was to take a crowd funding approach.

(free coffee for a year...? I am just having a hard time wrapping my head around that one.)

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I should clarify that I was specifically looking for ideas outside of seeking a small business loan, only because I do not currently have the capital on hand to cover the likely down payment on a loan of that nature (I will within a few weeks, but I would still rather have that money in reserve to cover operational expenses, you know?)

So the question is less "where do I get $350k?" And more "anyone have any suggestions I might not have considered for raising funding for a small business?"

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Holy shit the countdown just switched from weeks to days!

Days, you guys. It's days away now!

Let's say, hypothetically, that I needed $350k for the purposes of acquiring an existing business and developing it further, how could I obtain said funding?

No idea too silly or too serious.

Hypertext is good. I wanna read papers about hypertext.

death n stuff 

Hey y'all, I need to commission a piece of super hero artwork, with a rush turnaround. It's going to be a simple portrait of mom as a super hero, in a comic book style.

I'll pay as appropriate.

It's for my mom, who is not long for this world. Can supply details to anyone who might be interested.

If you know anyone who could do this and is currently available, let me know.

javascript could've been so much nicer if anyone actually designed it instead of it organically evolving over 3 decades

i've said it before and i'll say it again: i have a mighty need for country music about having to pirate your tractor's software

I guess it's time for me to talk to the owners and find out their actual asking price, and then look around and see if I can find someone foolhardy enough to invest in a coffee shop.

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But I don't have that kind of money.

I can't even really conceive of a time when I might.

So it remains a dream.

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In my mind, this building (its apartments and its second retail space) are the home of Analog Revolution.

One of the apartment spaces would become our manufacturing space, one would become our recording studio. The coffee shop would remain a coffee shop, with it's extra space occasionally transforming in to a performance space for touring punks (and the maker space doubling as a place for punks to sleep.)

The remaining retail space would become our store front, the headquarters of our empire.

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